My Career Journey

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Describe your career trajectory and significant professional accomplishments to date. I had been working for Changsheng a company producing peanut oil for six years since graduating from college in 1998. I held several different positions in the finance departments. As a result of this mobility, I have been exposed to several different areas of the corporate finance management, and have acquired a broad accounting background. The first three years of my career, I focused on developing my problem-solving and interpersonal skills. My accounting experience taught me to identify the root causes of problems and develop permanent solutions to them. Because many of the problems I was required to solve were too large for me to address alone, I learned to manage my time effectively.

My fourth year at Changsheng, I was assigned to the position of assistant finance manager for a project to establish and implement an electronic accounting system to replace manual booking system for the company. This system was a major contributor to operation efficiency and I was instrumental in helping to bring it on-line successfully and ahead of schedule. This experience was a major success for me and I began to advance quickly.

After the system was implemented successfully, I was assigned to finance manager. In this assignment, I focused on improving the performance cash flow by cutting cash cycle. I worked in collaboration with sales team to collecting long overdue accountable receiving, coordinate supply chain team to lower stock level.

I felt I need to do some changing to myself at this time because after six years of finance and accounting experience at a mini-size company, I had become aware that my skill and experience had not prepared me adequately to deal with the broad strategic questions faced by senior level managers. Fortunately I grabbed an opportunity to join Coca-cola the globe famous company. My first position at Coca-cola was assistant managerial accounting...
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